President Biden of America seems to be suffering from a bad case of malarkey syndrome. A textbook sample was presented last week when he was questioned about his administration’s plan to pay up to $450,000 recompense per person to unlawful migrant families that had been separated under the Trump administration.
It was “garbage,” “not true” and “not gonna happen,” he disclosed to Fox News’ Peter Doocy at a White House press conference Wednesday.
He was so vehement, it appeared to be an open-and-shut case. The Wall Street Journal’s story disclosing the Department of Justice discussions with migrant families must be wrong.
Hold on a minute. If you are intimate enough with the president’s blarney, you may have picked up the dexterity or cunning of hand in his answer.
Doocy had asked about payments of “up to” $450,000.
Biden repeated the question back to him, without the qualifier, but with a sly smirk:
“$450,000 per person, is that what you’re saying? That’s not gonna happen.”
The ACLU, that afternoon, called out the untruthfulness in the politest way possible, proposing the president was not
“fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department.”
The next day, lo and behold, Biden was “perfectly comfortable” with the payments, said White House Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. What he really meant was that the $450,000 figure might not be completely accurate.
So many people would have heard Biden’s contradiction and missed the White House walk-back. And that’s no accident.
The day after an election in which his party was varnished with shellac across the nation, the president knew that a policy of gratifying foreigners for breaking our laws was kryptonite to voters.
So he did what he has done all his career. He lied.
Still he didn’t deny the policy. Far from it. He believes it makes him look sympathetic yet, More important, it makes Donald Trump look bad — and that appears to be the one that is bringing to life the force of his presidency.
Jean-Pierre elucidated on Thursday, when she criticized the Trump administration’s “cruel, inhuman, immoral policies”
for the compensation payments.
On Saturday, Biden had gone from flatly denying the payments to yelling at a reporter that they were moral and justified.
“If, in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration . . . you LOST YOUR CHILD,” he bellowed and wagged his finger, “you deserve some kind of compensation.”
It’s a bit rich when Biden solely created the conditions for a record surge at the border of all alone minors who, by definition, are separated from their families — and then his administration went and lost track of at least 45,000 of them, as reported by Axios.
There is nothing sympathetic about Biden’s lax border policy, not for the poor souls who have been enticed into the arms of criminal human-smugglers, and not for the American people, who already are suffering the outcome of what can only be recounted as a secret government-sponsored invasion.
If it were good strategy, Biden would not feel the need to recline and confused when queried about it.
His administration would not be flying unlawful migrants around the country covertly in private charter jets in the middle of the night if it were proud of what it was doing.
It would not be pretending that immigrants on these secret flights, some of whom The Post watched land in White Plains last month, are children, when a good percentage of them seem to be adult males in their 20s and the rest are in their mid-to-late teens.
Yet it’s all about optics for this administration. Say the border is closed while covertly removing the proof that it is widely open and make no move to stop the continuous progress of the millions of illegal crossings unless you get caught out, as happened shortly at Del Rio, Texas, in September, when a squalid immigrant camp became national news.
The effects of Biden’s border calamity are clear.
So far in Jacksonville, Fla., a drop-off spot for flights from the southern border to White Plains, a homicide has been allegedly committed, by a 24-year-old unlawful migrant from Honduras, who posed as a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor when he not long ago sneaked across the border.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday,
“He should have never been in this country,” “and definitely should not have been dumped in the state of Florida . . . This is not the way you keep people safe. It’s reckless, and it’s wrong.”
We only know about this occurrence because it occurred under the alert gaze of DeSantis.
His office has traced over 70 immigrant charter flights to Jacksonville that have landed in the dead of night.
The flights into White Plains stopped after The Post’s reports last month. Still unlawful migrants haven’t stopped flooding the border.
A detailed inspection of open-source flight data reveals the same charter jets that were flying migrants to White Plains from McAllen and El Paso, Texas, or Yuma, Ariz., are yet busy shuttling back and forth from the southern border daily. At present their landing place seem to be Alexandria, Va., Chattanooga, Tenn., Long Beach, Calif., and other routes they had not flown before the border calamity erupted.
The border remains widely open, and the president keeps lying about it. Nothing is true, from his declaration that Border Patrol agents on horses “whipped” Haitian migrants, and his pretense that only migrant children are permitted in the country, to his imagination that Trump is to blame for the calamity and his earlier denial that the DOJ was in talks to pay a reported $1 billion recompense to illegals.
And there is not a thing that anyone is doing to stop him and his lies.
Yes, Howie, Va. teaches CRT
Why is a highly rated Fox News media reporter like Howie Kurtz still asserting that critical race theory “is not taught in Virginia public schools,” as he did on his “Media Buzz” show on Sunday? He added the weasel phrase “as narrowly defined,” Yet that is just a rhetorical trick. refusing that Virginia teaching children CRT simply because the academic texts are not on the curriculum is like pretending algebra isn’t taught in schools because Descartes’ “Discourse on Method” is not on the curriculum.
Gilly’s off the Markle
It’s very strange that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has invited Meghan Markle, of all people, to advise the Senate on paid family leave. What would the Duchess of Sussex know? She is extremely rich, has nannies on tap, a stay-at-home husband and not exactly an onerous work schedule, except if you count trashing the royal family 24/7.